Corruption: How Paris Club loan, Akpabio and wife, Saraki, Bank Chiefs, others stopped Magu

19 Mar

Ibrahim Magu ’s confirmation for Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) chairman was rejected again yesterday – no thanks to some governors, senators and high-profile suspects.

Magu’s confirmation was first rejected on December 15, 2016.

The governors were said to have been angry with Magu over the ongoing probe of the alleged diversion of N19 billion from the London-Paris Club loan refund.

Seven governors have been implicated in the scandal.

Besides, some senators resolved to save their colleagues following Magu’s refusal to make a commitment that he will “find solutions” to the ongoing investigation and trial of 10 members of the Upper Chamber.

Some of the 10 senators, led by a former governor from the Northeast, specifically demanded the termination of their trial during a meeting with Magu.

The Acting EFCC chairman however insisted that the law must take its course, a source, who pleaded not to be named because of the “sensitivity” of the matter, told The Nation.

Some high profile suspects were said to have wielded influence to frustrate Magu’s confirmation “to pay him back in his own coin”.

According to the source, Magu’s rejection was the product of “conspiracy of aggrieved forces”.

It was learnt that the N19billion  was deducted from the N388.304billion, which was part of the N522.74 billion released to 35 states as refund of over-deductions on the London-Paris Club loans.

Following protests by states against over deductions for external debt service between 1995 and 2002, President Muhammadu Buhari approved the release of the first tranche to states as refund pending a reconciliation of records.

Each state was entitled to a cap of N14.5 billion being 25% of the amounts claimed.

But EFCC through intelligence intercepted how N19billion was diverted to Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) accounts and some private accounts.

A source said: “All attempts to prevail on Magu to halt the investigation failed and the governors have no choice than to engage in lobbying to truncate the confirmation.

“Although a governor from the Northeast did his best to persuade his colleagues to spare Magu, some of the governors vowed not to take the risk.

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“At a point, the governors sent emissaries to the Acting EFCC chairman, including some government officials, but he did not shift ground.

“The position of the governors was that the Presidency was in the picture of the deductions from the loan refunds but the EFCC’s probe was seen as an embarrassment to them.

“Before Magu goes after them, they decided to cut him to size. These governors found willing partners in some National Assembly leaders who were implicated in the loan refund.”

One of the emissaries sent by the governors to Magu was quoted as saying: “This chap almost secured confirmation but he bungled it by probing the loan refund.

“Each time a commitment was secured from him, the more he has been intensifying investigation of the N19billion. We told him it was a sensitive case.”

“A businessman reportedly interceded for Magu, urging the Senate leadership to confirm him. But the businessman later discovered that EFCC was investigating him in connection with the loan refund, The Nation learnt.

“So, the governors refused to spare any efforts to lobby their senators to reject Magu. And don’t forget that most of these governors are godfathers of many senators. Again, 2019 is around the corner, no senator wants to take a bet on Magu and lose the opportunity of returning to the Red Chamber in the next general election,” the source said.

Most of the senators were displeased that the EFCC was either investigating or putting more than 10 of their colleagues on trial.

A highly-placed source said: “The Senate has had its grudges against Magu since the invitation of the wife of the President of the Senate for interrogation. The senators saw it as a desecration of the chamber.


“Despite the fact that the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has purportedly forgiven Saraki, the questioning of his wife has been a lingering memory. There are always fears that Magu could be more drastic in his action if confirmed.

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”And the fears came to fore during the lobbying for confirmation when the Acting EFCC chairman refused to yield ground.  Magu and a few others met with some of the Senators, led by a former governor from the Northeast, who demanded to know what EFCC will do on their cases.”

Magu was said to have told the lawmakers that the law will take its course.

He was quoted as saying: “I cannot find solutions to these cases.”

Since that day, the hurdles against his confirmation became higher.

“The list of those who met Magu where the request was tabled is an open secret,” the source said.

He went on: “The PDP senators did not mince words that the Acting EFCC chairman will not be confirmed because of alleged tilting of investigation towards opposition leaders. The ongoing subtle probe of the Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio and his wife by the EFCC was considered as an affront after Magu had lobbied the PDP Caucus.

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“Although two of the PDP senators met with Magu on Tuesday to assure him of likely clearance but the game plan changed overnight when the caucus took a position against Magu.”

Another source fingered some high profile suspects of the EFCC, including some bank chiefs, as those behind Magu’s travails.

The source added: “The Acting EFCC chairman stepped on toes of these high-profile suspects, who in cahoots with their associates and sympathisers, lobbied senators to halt what one of them described as ‘Magu’s hurricane’. These suspects have the wherewithal to fight Magu to a standstill.

“The problem with Magu is that he has no godfather to fight his cause. And Senate politics is about influence wielding, building contacts and high-wire relationship.

“There were rumours that some suspects budgeted about N2.2billion to stop Magu’s confirmation. The EFCC stumbled on this information but it was yet to trace any transaction linked to the slush budget. The agency was suspecting under-the-table vote.”

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Also yesterday, it was learnt that “the crisis of confidence within the kitchen cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari” affected Magu’s confirmation.

A source in government said: “Magu has limited contacts in government. His sympathisers are President Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the President’s wife, Hajiya Aisha Buhari,  the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, the National Security Adviser (NSA), Gen. Babagana Monguno and the Chairman of PACAC, Prof. Itse Sagay, among others.

“Unfortunately, the NSA who recommended him for the job is facing challenges with some members of the kitchen cabinet who see Magu as doing the bidding of his benefactor.

Asked of the role of the Department of State Services (DSS), the source said: “I think the service was uncomfortable with lack of inter-agency cooperation between it and the EFCC.

“There was a time the DSS advised Magu to stay action on an operation in the Southsouth, but the EFCC went ahead. It led to mutual suspicion.

“The closeness of Magu to the NSA, who had issues with DSS,  aggravated the proxy war, which resulted in two damning reports against Magu. The Acting EFCC chairman is a victim of power play  in the kitchen cabinet.”


15 Jan

The last may not have been heard of the mind blowing sexual escapades of some Nigeria ‘Big Men’ whose naked pictures are currently with Jyoti and Kiran Matharoo, popularly referred to as Canadian ‘Kim Kardashians’ for their killing feminine shape.

The sisters who were arrested for allegedly blackmailing top Nigeria billionaires in exchange for cash through their Naija Gist live website,
Secret Reporters has been reliably informed are in possession of damaging sexual pictures involving them.

In a facebook call with our reporter, our source who is close to them revealed that among all those who patronized the sisters, former Governor of Akwa Ibom State and now Senate Minority leader, Godswill Akpabio paid the highest just for a night of fun with them.

According to the source, Akpabio allegedly sent one of his protocols to bring them to Uyo for sexual orgy, but the offer was turned down. He was told point blank that such could only happen if he comes to their hotel room, an agreement that he agreed to, just to satisfy his sexual urge.

He was billed a staggering sum of N150 million which must be paid even before they undress, the source confided.

The Fmr governor we gathered flew to Lagos and straight to the Eko Signature where the sisters are always lodged. Unknown to him and many of such philandering billionaires, they have a secret camera hidden in the room where the ‘show’ is videoed and used in blackmailing them, after the initial payment of sexual satisfaction.

The source stated that the video showed Akpabio screaming like a dog on fire as the sisters performed blow-job on him and mesmerizing touches that left him bewildered. “He paid in dollars with promise to always have more of them”.


The source could not confirm if he actually came for more.
Speaking authoritatively, the source confided that Akpabio’s sex pictures were sent to one of the partners in Canada as soon as they finished the sex session, before they uploaded it to their laptops
Calls placed to the ex governor known phone number to get his own side of the story were not picked and didn’t return them as at press time.

He did not also acknowledge text messages sent to him.

By Secret Reporters

Kaduna Women Expose Their Breasts Protesting Against Gov. El-Rufai Over the Killing of their Children (Photos)

27 Dec


Many women have come out to protest against the killing of their children, disrupting a security meeting by the Governor in Kaduna state.
The women protesting half-naked in Kaduna state (Photo credit: Sophia Ogezi)
Some irate women went on rampage in Kafachan Jama Local Government Area of Kaduna state protesting half-n*ked against the Government over the killing of their children by alleged Fulani herdsmen.
It would be recalled that some weeks ago, the Governor of the state Nasir El-Rufai had said he had to pay some Fulani herdsmen to stop them from slaughtering villagers in the Southern Kaduna.
It was gathered that the women were forced to strip after alleging that soldiers had killed some youths who took to the streets to protest against the killing of innocent lives in Southern Kaduna by Fulani herdsmen.
The women stormed the Jema’a Local Government secretariat unclad disrupting an ongoing security meeting being chaired by El-rufai.
The women told the Governor that soldiers had followed some of the youths who were embarking on a protest, shooting sporadically, killing one and injuring many around Garaje, Kafanchan.
Gov. El-Rufai  who was at the Emir of Jema’a’s palace today, vowed to bring to book perpetrators of the protest that led to the destruction of property in Kafanchan metropolis.
Governor El-Rufa’i, after inspecting the extent of destruction, said the dastardly act must not be allowed to continue.

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24 Nov

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Nearly 30 Dogs Rescued From Chicago Home — CBS Chicago

24 Nov

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“You Are A Failure, You Lack Zeal For Service,” Eket People Tell David Lawrence

24 Nov



Youths across the three geo-political zones of Eket State Constituency has risen against the Member representing the area in the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Hon David Lawrence in what they termed as his ‘’ lackluster, insensitive and brainless representation’’.david-lawrence
The group, under the aegis of Eket National Youth Forum for Good Governance in a release signed by Iwaad Akpadiaha Udonsek, James Udotai, Mbre Monday, Udo Ekanem, and Glory Okposin among 15 others lambasted the lawmaker for not showing any interest to the plight of those who voted him into office.
They described him as a ‘’Lagos been to’’ and an opportunist who lacks the zeal for service’’, adding that he does not even pick calls put across to him by his constituents having derailed from his campaign promises.
‘’we are disappointed in Hon David Lawrence and we even regret voting out his predecessor Hon Ayang Akanimo Ayang who we have now realized performed better both in lawmaking and oversight functions’’, the stated.
The group said they have concluded plans to begin a recall process to remove him as their representative.
They revealed further that the people of Eket local government area wanted the lawmaker to sponsor a bill in the House for the compulsory establishment of government farms across the 31 local government areas of the State to address the issue of food insecurity but that the ‘’clueless Lawmaker’’ has over the past one year ‘’played hide and seek’’ including not picking calls.
‘’He even deceived market women including the entire people of Eket that he will build an ultramodern daily market for them within six months but unfortunately up till date, no sign of any development’’, they stated.
The group demanded to know the number of persons he has empowered in any form or scholarship he has granted any indigent student of the area.
You Are A Failure, You Lack Zeal For Service, Eket People Tells David Lawrence‘’ instead of representing us effectively, he is busy building mansions in Uyo for himself and family. We are really disappointed in him and we wish to let him know that he has no political future as long as the people of Eket are concerned’’, they said.
The group commended Governor Udom Emmanuel for the ongoing road rehabilitation in Eket.
They maintained that Eket State Constituency seat in the State Assembly was vacant due to the inability of David Lawrence to represent the area effectively in keeping with his campaign promises.

By Assam Abia

There is no man more corrupt in Nigeria like Godswill Akpabio – Robinson Uwak To Buhari

13 Sep


Is there a man more corrupt in our Nation than Godswill Akpabio? No not one!

The Anti- Corruption war of President Muhammadu Buhari must start from Godswill Akpabio. We have waited long enough… One year and four months!


Picture:  Ita Awak and Godswill Akbpabio

Not a case of stealing deserves to be tried in our nation if the gargantuan, monumental and cold-hearted stealing of Akwa Ibom state resources (meant for the good of the ordinary citizens of Akwa Ibom State and Nigerians in general) by Godswill Akpabio and his family is not tried and concluded.

What happened to the several cases of killings,kidnapping and bloodshed of the very people who trusted the Akpabios with governance. The time to ask questions is now!

Get ready to sign up to the ” COALITION FOR THE ARREST AND PROSECUTION OF GODSWILL AKPABIO ” launching Friday the 23rd of September, 2016.

That Akwa Ibom may be free indeed….ita-awak-comment-on-akpabio-about-corruptionIta Awak Facebook comment calling on the EFCC to arrest Akpabio for corruption.

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